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state and local governments, we turn to virginia. the state's governor is looking for new revenues from a product as old as the hills: alcohol. stephanie dhue looks at whether the governor's plan to privatize liquor sales will be a budget win or a hangover in the making. >> reporter: in town hall meetings around the state, governor robert mcdonnell is making the case for getting virginia out of the liquor business. >> i don't necessarily think it's a core function of government to have to distribute gray goose or jack daniel's, i think there's other things that are probably more important. >> reporter: the governor proposes auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses to retailers, like costco, giant, and 7-11, which already sell beer and wine in virginia. the state would also auction wholesale licenses and get rid of its warehouse and state-owned stores. the proposal promises to bring in nearly $0.5 billion to help fund transportation projects. >> letting the free market work, we can generate a one-time windfall for transportation and keep an equivalent amount of money coming to the state, it's ju
of virginia is preparing its first execution of a female prisoner in almost 100 years. she has been sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her husband and his son in 2002. >> this is the 41-year-old grandmother who sent hit man to kill her husband and stepson said she could collect a quarter of a million dollars in insurance. now from a jail cell, hours before her execution, she has spoken by phone to a local reporter. >> i just want people to know you can be a good person and make the wrong choice. if i have to go on and be with jesus, i know that will be the best thing. >> her husband and his son were shot dead in their trailer in rural virginia. it was meant to look like a bungled robbery. she quickly confessed to police that she had left the door open for the killers, who she had met earlier in the supermarket. one of them became her lover as they hatched the murder plot. relatives of the victims have no doubt be punishment fits the crime. >> when you play god, you are taking it upon yourself to write your own future. you get what you deserve. >> but defense lawyers say it is mora
. >> tom: in stark contrast to california, virginia has a budget surplus. republican governor bob mcdonnell calls his state the most business-friendly in the country. mcdonnell says low taxes and limited regulation are the keys to virginia's success. but the state also benefits from federal defense spending. while the governor thinks uncle sam should tighten the purse strings, he says protecting the country is a worthwhile investment. >> it really is about what the priorities are. do we want to spend more on entitlements and social programs and any number of other things? have health care reform that's in the trillions of dollars long-term? a $1.7 billion un-funded mandate on virginia? is that where the spending ought to go? or in a dangerous world with a fair number of people who disagree with america abroad, do we still need to maintain a fair level of defense spending? i think that's a prudent expenditure. >> tom: the complete interview with governor mcdonnell can be found on the n.b.r. web site at "nightly business report" on pbs.org. and stay tuned tomorrow for our continuing se
the trip a success. >>> the state of virginia executed the first woman in that state in nearly a century. theresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection on thursday evening for planning the murder of her husband and stepson. capital punishment opponents including the catholic church worked to overturn the death sentence. many argue she should have been exempt from the death penalty because she was mentally deficient. both the u.s. supreme court and virginia governor bob mcdonald denied appeals that they block the execution. >>> a popular mega church preacher is at the center of a series of high profile lawsuits filed this week. bishop eddie long, head of the new birth missionary baptist church outside atlanta has been accused by three young men of coercing them into sexual relationships. the plaintiffs, now in their 20s, say long gave them expensive jewelry and took them on lavish trips. bishop long denies the charges. in the past, he has preached against homosexuality. >>> the first of the changes required by the new u.s. health care law went into effect this week. even as public an
is a banking industry consultant who heads his own firm in northern virginia; and lynn stout is professor of corporate and securities law at the university of california, los angeles. thank you batt for being with us. lynn stout i'm going to start with you, we are just heard two voices critical of elizabeth warren, why do you think she is the right person for this job? >> she's very clearly the right person for the job because she thought up the job. elizabeth warren has been tracking problems with consumer protection in borrowing practices for many years. she's one of the first people to identify that this was a cause of personal bankruptcies and that people were gettinging into trouble unnecessarily and through fraudulent and predatory practices. and indeed the entire agency is her idea. she really is someone very dedicated to making sure that consumer lending is done on a fair basis, on the basis of full disclosure. it's really hard to imagine anyone would do a better job than she would. >> woodruff: bert ely, nobody better to look out for fairness for the consumer. >> well, i think th
, house republican leaders appeared in shirt sleeves at a hardware and lumber store in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the government takeover of health care, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. we are h
in northern virginia. its c.o.o., george pakidis, says its a hit. already one out of ten of his customers book rides that way. >> the idea that a client can reach us through the web, they can call us from their smart phone, they can text us, it's just user friendly. >> reporter: taximagic software can help take the load off a cab company's dispatch system. >> if you can see on the phone where the cab is on it's way to pick you up, you're less likely to call the operator and say, "dude, where's my car?" >> reporter: taximagic began with a business plan to integrate taxi charges into expense account software. but when it launched the taximagic smart phone app, things really took off. the service is now available in 30 metro areas, including san francisco, chicago and los angeles. >> i don't think we would be here if there wasn't such a thing as the iphone. our business was nice of the blackberry and nice on the web, but when the iphone came out was when everything went crazy. >> reporter: and just as everything was getting going, the financial crisis hit. but with backing from expense account so
's late afternoon in manassas, virginia, not far outside washington, dc, and at the dar al noor mosque they're getting ready for a good all-american barbeque. the picnic is part of a new national initiative from the muslim american society called "the straight path campaign." it's one of several new projects being launched by u.s. islamic groups in an effort to fight extremism within their community, particularly among young people. >> we want them to say to america and prove to america through their efforts that, you know, we're not terrorist suspects. we are america's brightest prospects. >> reporter: according to a new poll by the pew research center, americans hold conflicted views about whether islam is more likely to encourage violence than other religions. 42% of those surveyed said that islam does not encourage violence more than others, 35% said it does, and almost a quarter said they didn't know. the survey also found that almost 40% of americans said they had an unfavorable view toward islam. that's a significant increase from just five years ago. since the terrorist attacks
in virginia. these farmers are dying. they have to die without receiving their settlement, but the senate needs to ask when they come back into session on september 13 and give us a real cloture vote for the black farmers, where we can get the votes so that black farmers can get their settlement. tavis: what has the obama administration said or done about this? >> i would like to see the administration do a little more to help the black farmers, by urging harry reid, and the majority to work together to get a bill out of the senate for the black farmers. a few weeks ago, there was a deal with senator blanche lincoln, where that group of farmers, and disaster payments, the administration put an administrative deal on the table for $1.50 million, and the black farmers went home for it -- with nothing. i would like to see the administration reach out to was an awful russ and administrative deal, the way they did that corporate farmers and the large scale white farmers before they went to recess. tavis: what is the response as to why they are not doing that? let me ask you first, what are the
would have to deal with. >> reporter: jamila trindle, "nightly business report," bristow, virginia. >> jeff: so the fed signals that it could soon be time for quantitative easing-- part two. and it was bond prices that go on a tear, with stocks fading away. buyers of bonds just couldn't get enough, once the fed signaled its growing worries about deflation pressures. look at this chart. this shows the yield-- the interest rate-- on the two-year treasury note: a new record low of o.4%. the 10s and 30s also saw lots of buying, although yields aren't anywhere close to setting new lows. as for stocks, a rush for the exits in the last hour. but, transportation stocks managed to hold their gains. let's look at the dow transports e.t.f. in the face of today's selloff, it managed to set a new four- month high. the airlines-- continental, delta, and american airlines-- leading the way. some of that may be due to an industry trade report yesterday predicting a tripling in profits for carriers globally this year, before a big drop in 2011. investors giving a lukewarm reception to a cautious ou
where they appeared 16 years ago for a small virginia lumme br business instead. -- lumme br business instead. but the biggest difference is their target audience, other republicans. >> our pledge as you've heard from everybody did not originate behind closed doors in washington, d.c. it originated with the american people. who have spoken out against the tyranny they feel and we feel of excessive, unchecked, unaccountable government. gwen: so naftali, what is this pledge that they are making exactly? >> well, what it is is kind of a good question. because if you read it, it reads very much like a campaign manifesto or a campaign platform. but they insist it's not. they call it a governing agenda that could be implemented right now. and i think they're a little nervous about calling something their platform and putting it out there. it becomes a target. so it's a document that's carefully crafted and has old ideas in it and a few things that are targeted very much to reach tea party activists and the things they're talking about. and something they can put in front of the american peo
, campaign-style, in a virginia family's backyard to promote the new health care law. obama ticked off a list off its achievements, among them: there are no limits on lifetime benefits. kids can no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. and, dependents up to age 26 will be able to get insurance through their parent's plan. >> all of these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care. they're designed to make sure that you have basic protections in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you paid for. >> reporter: consumers can expect to pay more in premiums. the administration estimates those new benefits will add an average of 2% to 3% to premium costs. but, supporters say a focus on preventive care will help bring long-term costs down. heritage policy analyst ed haislmaier says whether that will be true is unclear. >> when you start saying things like, "the plan has to pay for dietary counseling for people with high cholesterol," but then doesn't define what high cholesterol is or how many visits and says, "use good
, virginia. >> tom: finally tonight, if you can't get hired in your career field, maybe it's time to change focus. diane eastabrook brings us the story of a former chief financial officer who found a new life by returning to his roots. >> you are now at fenwick high school. you are friars. >> reporter: this assembly on the first day of class at fenwick high school in oak park, illinois, marks a new beginning for 300 freshmen. it is also a beginning for greg pritz, the school's new finance director. he joined the staff last may after being jobless for 18 months. for pritz, this job is a poignant return to the past. he graduated from the catholic high school 35 years ago. >> did you ever think you'd be back at fenwick working here? >> only in my nightmares. ( laughter ) >> reporter: we met pritz in last year's labor day special. the former chief financial officer talked with other laid- off professionals about losing work and trying to finding it again. at that point, pritz had been jobless for nine months. >> the hard part is keeping the energy up. >> reporter: as we walk the halls of his al
this a book written by a catholic from wips business, a jew from virginia, a baptist from california. basically saying we understand that when the american people entrusted us in the majority we dropped the ball and messed up. we spent too much money. we were not good at the wards of the taxpayers and we have to own up for that and we can't let it happen again. and what we are trying to do is go out around america and recruit people to come to congress not to make congress a career but to come and advance a cause. and the cause that we are asking these new recruits around arica runninging for congress is to help us get this country back on track. to advance the principless of economic liberty and fiscal conservatism. these are the things we need to do. and if we are entrusted with a majority again we have to be who we say we are. that is the problem. we committed the biggest sin of them all in politics, hypocrisy. they ran as fiscal conservatives but we didn't necessarily govern like this. >> rose: during the eight years of the bush administration. >> the public majority which was ev
. >> lehrer: finally tonight, hurricane earl. north carolina, virginia, and maryland declared emergencies today, as the hurricane approached with winds of 135 miles an hour. the big storm, seen from the international space station, was still 700 miles off cape hatteras, north carolina, late today, but evacuations were under way along the exposed outer banks. >> when they said they wanted the visitors to leave today from hatteras, we decided the best thing to do for the locals is get out of the way. >> lehrer: the state's beaches were already empty, buildings were being boarded up, and some people worried they were overdue for disaster. >> people feel it's time for the big one. >> lehrer: forecasters still expected early to turn north as it reaches the outer banks late tomorrow or early friday. the projected track then takes it parallel up the coast. as a result, the national hurricane center issued a hurricane warning for most of the north carolina coast and a hurricane watch extended to delaware. the coast guard again flyovers along the eastern seaboard warning shimz at sea of the coming
to a small group of supporters in a fairfax county virginia backyard. >> we could get that done this week , but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last two to three percent where, on average, we'd be giving them $100,000 for people making a million dollars or more. >> ifill: the debate over tax cuts within the democratic party as well is expected to grow more heated as lawmakers return to washington from a six-week break. let's start with john boehner on face the nation yesterday. what did he mean? >> well, that's really hard to say. i mean my sense is that he made a little bit of a mistake. he went off message. the republicans have been so adamant that they don't think the tax cuts should expire for anyone no matter how much they make. for john boehner to say maybe he'd go along if forced with a proposal that would let them elapse for people who make more than $250,000. that seemed off message. the republicans were very much backpedaling and retracting some of that. >> ifill: he came out with a statement this afternoon saying we need to st
, that is a republican's pledge to america. they rolled it out. they went to a hardware store out in sterling, virginia, what do you make of it? >> i think it is less interesting as a governing agenda as it is as kind of a rorschach test. mainstream moderate republicans and conservatives seem to bell come that. we are enthusiastic about telephone. precisely because it's not particularly bold, not particularly dangerous or controversial it really overturns the obama agenda. but tea party, the hard-core of the tea party was very critical of the pledge. for the same reasons. because it wasn't bold enough. they don't want to just overturn the obama agenda. they want to overturn broad layers of the u.s. government. i think that that presents a problem for republicans if they win the house between those that really want to take down the whole building and those that want to govern an effective wage. it's going to be a serious conflict. >> so we are getting a look at what could happen down the road. >> i think it is more of a political document than sort of a vague blueprint for governing. i mean they finesse
virginia and maryland saw stronger waves and wind as earl passed. >> it's almost like you're in a sandstorm. >> it's my first hurricane, or somewhat hurricane. i was expecting more wind and more rain, but the waves are pretty ominous. >> sreenivasan: lifeguards watched over swimmers in new jersey, where one person had already drowned and another was missing. on long island, new york, officials said they still expected heavy rain, flooding, and power outages. >> the storm has actually slowed a bit, which you might think is good news, but it means that it may linger over us for longer than we thought, which means more rain. >> sreenivasan: and in massachusetts, governor deval patrick warned against under-rating the storm. >> the public should continue to take precautions-- stay indoors and off the roads during the height of the storm. exercise extreme caution this afternoon when winds pick up. >> sreenivasan: out on the bay state's coast, inmates from the plymouth county jail shoveled and stacked sandbags. nearly 400 out-of-state utility crews were staged and ready. but as earl kept moving, o
, virginia, sitting in the oval office and he's sitting there listening to what i have to say. >> rose: wanting you to tell him how he sod some of these issues as a domestic policy advisor. >> and that is... >> rose: tell me what we ought to do, melody. (laughs). >> and in a very, very human, very personal way that's wonderful and incredible and an honor and rumbling. at the same time, i would agree with the former prime minister as one of my colleagues often says, by the time the problems get to our desk and certainly by the time they get to the president's desk all the easy problems are gone. so it's complex and they're difficult and often you don't have... it isn't that you have the most wonderful answer and to figure it out with really smart people in the room and thinking about those people you met along the way in the campaign and what their needs are and the president's very obvious center, his own compass and what he wants to accomplish for the better. of this nation and figure it out from there. the other thing i would say is it's like going to the beach. you go into the water
: the president marked the occasion in a northern virginia neighborhood today. his goal: to sell the six-month- old law to voters, six weeks before the mid-term elections. >> and so what we realized was we had to take some steps to start dealing with these underlying, chronic problems that have confronted our economy for a very long time. and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. so it was bankrupting families, companies and our government. so we said we have to take this on. >> reporter: at the same time, mr. obama acknowledged many americans still don't like or don't understand the new law and he said he's partly to blame. >> sometimes i... i fault myself for not having been able to make the case more clearly to... to the country. we spend-- each of us who have health insurance spend about a thousand dollars of our premiums on somebody else's care. >> reporter: in fact, the latest round of polling underscored that health care reform has yet to win strong support. a new associated press survey found 40% disapproved, while 30% approved. the rest had no opini
, allow me. now, as we speak ang american lady called ms. theresa lewis in virginia has... has been in prison seven years and will be executed in three days on charges of killing her husband. now the physician has said that she has psychological problems but the judge disagrees. >> rose: you have done your research well. but let me say with you, because this is even more interesting than the fact that this woman... you are opposed to stoning, are you not? just as a matter of humanity and... as a matter of humanity, you're opposed to stoning anybody. >> ( translated ): as far as ms. mohammedi is concerned, there was no sentencing by stoning. she was an accomplice to the murder of her husband and as such she has a case. now someone in germany claims that she's about to be stoned. that was fundamentally untrue. ow judiciary, too, has denied that it's that. however, the u.s. propaganda just won't let go. so i'd like to ask that you pass the name of ms. theresa lewis and ms. mohammedi and google both names or whatever search engine there is and see how much information you get about ms.
's a couple more seats, though, that could become competitive, connecticut and west virginia. they might not be considered so today but they could... if those seats become competitive as we get closer to the election then we know the tidal wave that people have talked about is really emerging and the republicans could take both houses. >> rose: vin weber former congressman now washington power figure. mark halperin, a national political power figure, senior political analyst for "time" magazine, coauthor of "game change" which at some point in our lives will be in paper back if not already. is it already, mark, or not? >> no, sir. late october i'll come visit you. >> rose: late october. we'll see you then. >> rose: we're in london with angela ahrendts. she's the c.e.o. of burberry. she's seen the transformation of the 154-year-old company into an international fashion powerhouse. she grew up in a small town in indiana. she sewed her own clothes and dreamed about a life in fashion. she has fulfilled that dream once associated with the classic trench coat burberry now sells everything from
to design a car that can get 100 miles per gallon. the virginia engineering team we profiled was one of three awarded the prize today. watch our report and find out just how little the parts for the ultra-light car weigh. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. margaret? >> warner: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm margaret warner. >> lehrer: and i'm jim lehrer. we'll see you on-line and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks, among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org vo:geico, committed to providing service t
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